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5,100 tonnes of metal ore and coal seized

Update: June, 27/2014 - 08:52
The ships HP-3555 carrying about 2,300 tonnes of coal and HP-3632 carrying 2,800 tonnes of metal ore, were found in the sea near the province's Van Don District. — Photo thanhnien

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Coastal Quang Ninh Province's Customs Department announced that on Tuesday, they seized two ships transporting about 5,100 tonnes metal ore and coal worth VND5.1 billion (US$242,000).

The ships HP-3555 carrying about 2,300 tonnes of coal and HP-3632 carrying 2,800 tonnes of metal ore, were found in the sea near the province's Van Don District. The sailors manning the boat failed to show any documents proving the origin of the ore and coal.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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